Recall: HF Pittspurgh Jack Stands

General topics relative to the Caprice and associated vehicles. For items not fitting into other sub-sections in addition to general chat.
Post Reply
User avatar
Mooseman
Posts: 498
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:35 am
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Contact:

Recall: HF Pittspurgh Jack Stands

Post by Mooseman » Thu May 21, 2020 1:17 pm

Just in case you've been engrossed on the pandemic news, I received an email from HF about this recall because I have bought four of the 6 ton version. And I had just used them recently too.

Since we don't have HF in Canada, what am I supposed to do with them? The closest one is in Pottsdam NY, the border is still closed for at least another month and I don't plan on travelling to the US just for this or anything else. Until then, I'll have to buy some new ones from Canada's HF, Princess Auto. Theirs is very similar, possibly even the same supplier, however their newer model has an extra safety pin.

Anyway, if you have these you should stop using them and bring them back. According to this article, there about 450,000 of them in circulation.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cultur ... ollapsing/

This article says that there is no mention of actual injuries or deaths with them.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/harbor-freigh ... 00420.html

Just thought I'd let you guys know since HF is very popular in the US.
2011 Caprice PPV, 1 of possibly 3 in Canada!
Image

CrashTestDummy
Posts: 2079
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:31 pm
Location: Pearland, Texas

Re: Recall: HF Pittspurgh Jack Stands

Post by CrashTestDummy » Thu May 21, 2020 4:05 pm

Thanks for the reminder. Most of my work team live in Colorado and play with 4X4's. I passed the info along.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
Do YOU have my SPID?

Sanford
Posts: 138
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:38 am
Location: Texas Gulf Coast

Re: Recall: HF Pittspurgh Jack Stands

Post by Sanford » Fri May 22, 2020 1:59 am

When I was in the auto parts business about 20 years ago, I carried a cheap set of ratcheting jack stands that were imported. Had to have a cheap set to compete against the chain stores. It had a label that warned against getting under the car while supported with the stands. Makes you question the quality. Needless to say, I did not sell many sets of the low quality stands.
It makes me a little nervous to lay under a car supported by some American made stands.

David

Post Reply